Liaison officer for Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

JOB TITLE: 

Liaison Officer

COUNTRY:

Moldova

REPORTS TO:

Country Manager

LOCATION:

Moldova with potential movement to Ukrainian/Romanian border

STARTING DATE:

ASAP

 

HI is seeking for a qualified individual to fill the above mentioned position.

WOMEN AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

 

Please Note:

Handicap International has clear institutional policies on "Child Protection", "Anti-fraud, Bribery and Corruption", "Disability, Gender and Age" and "Protection of Beneficiaries from Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment”. It is therefore mandatory for all staff to commit themselves to respect, uphold and promote these policies, and to sign the HI Code and Conduct.

 

PROGRAM BACKGROUND

Handicap International “HI” (operating as Humanity & Inclusion) is an independent and impartial international aid organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights.
HI is currently opening a multi-sectoral life-saving assistance to displaced and non-displaced populations in Ukraine such as :  Protection, shelter, health, NFIs, food security and livelihoods, water, sanitation, hygiene, and education and strengthening and supporting access to mental health and psychosocial support; provision of basic and domestic items including food, unrestricted cash assistance, and core relief items.

 

Please note that final JD may differ in some areas from what is indicated in this document

General Mission

Based in Moldova, with frequent travel to Ukrainian and Roman border, the liaison officer is in charge of supporting the teams with coordinating with local authorities in the area of intervention, as well as supporting with cross-checking information and assisting the Country Manager in security duties as needed.

 

Missions/Responsibilities

  1. Liaison with local authorities and stakeholders:
  • Ensure the link with local humanitarian office and security actors in the area of implementation to ensure good communication and understanding of local rules
  • Help Country Manager by planning, preparing and obtaining permissions from local authorities for activities, movements and supply
  • Developing and maintaining a wide network of communications and relationships
  1. Internal Coordination
  • Coordinate with officers of all departments to support all teams with required approvals
  • Coordinate with Logistics team to manage the approval letters
  • Support the Country Manager in case of issue with authorities.
  1. Context Monitoring
  • Daily monitoring of local media (Moldovan, Ukrainian and Russian), confirmation with local sources, and daily reporting on key updates related to the Moldovan context. Summarized translation of key information when relevant
  • Regular monitoring the overall political, military, economic, social and humanitarian context in the area of intervention
  • Alerting HI’s Country managers without delay of all security incidents or threats that could have an impact on personnel’s security and/or HI’s affairs
  • Provision of a summarized security / context briefing in weekly / monthly team meetings upon request
  • Active participation in internal strategic workshops and planning meetings, with inputs on the population needs, gaps, presence of other actors, and other contextual factors
  • Under the supervision of the Country Manager, development of contacts with local stakeholders on a Country level (civil society, civil and military authorities, local NGOs, local authorities, etc) in order to obtain all the information and agreements necessary for the acceptance of HI’s programs in the local context
  1. Security Management
  • Provide an adapted context/security briefing to new arrivals, including: new national staff, new visiting national staff
  • Advise HI’s Country managers during crisis management and resolution of security incidents
  • Perform internal checks on the respect of security procedures and provide recommendations to the concerned managers.

Note that this job description must remain flexible, to respond to additional tasks or changes as identified by the line manager.

PROFILE SOUGHT

 

 

Essential

Preferable

Qualification(s):

E   High school diploma or equivalent; college degree preferred

E   Or any relevant certificate.

 

Experience (type and amount of experience) :

E   Minimum 1 Year experience working for an NGO

E   Good understanding of NGO principles and procedures

E   Good written and verbal communication skills

E   Proven Experience in public relations, liaison, safety and security

E   Representational and diplomatic skills

E   Excellent problem solving skills

E   Ability to travel in the operational area

E   Good computer skills (Office, Social Media, Google Maps)

E   Good multi-tasking skills

E    

Skills (knowledge, abilities required for the position, refer to skills repository document) :

E   Excellent communication and writing capacities in English

E   Proficient: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

E   Knowing how to simplify and prioritise

E   Being capable of helping team members to plan and review the drafted plans

Personal qualities:

E   Excellent communication skills and diplomacy

E   Ability to follow instructions and to be a member of a team

E   Flexibility

E   Strong attention to details

E   Good organizational skills

E   Practical, dynamic and solution oriented

E   Open to cultural differences

E   Good capacity to withstand pressure and manage stress

E   Emotional maturity

 

 

Salary: 10 000 MDL – 15 000 MDL

Duration of Contract: 4 months with possibility of renewal based on performance

All interested candidates should send their CVs, cover letters, copies of educational and experience certificates, with attachments bearing your full name; example: Julie NASH – CV (for your CV) and Julie NASH - Cover Letter (for your cover letter) with the subject of the position applied for by email only to: m.recruitment@hi.org

 

Closing date for applications is 27 May th 2022